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Socii Equites Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus) Melee Cavalry

Socii Equites

Excellent horsemen and a valuable striking force to a bold commander.

These equites were drawn from amongst the Socii, allied non-citizens who provided most of the early Republic's cavalry. As there were typically two or three times the number of Socii than Roman cavalry, a consular army of two Legions could have some 1,800 Socii cavalry, of which at least 600 would be considered part of the elite equites extraordinarii. By tradition, Roman cavalry was habitually deployed on the right flank, while the Socii equites were sent to the left. This imbalance was famously exploited by Hannibal at the Battle of Cannae in 216BC, when the Carthaginian cavalry under Hasdrubal routed the weaker Roman cavalry while the crack Numidian light cavalry waylaid their Socii allies, such was the difference in troop quality. Following the Marian Reforms, and the Allied Wars of 90-88BC, the Socii were reduced to nothing; as full citizens they were absorbed by the regular Roman Legions.

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Socii Equites

Unit Name

Socii Equites

Main Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Equites

Land Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Equites

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

650

Recruitment Cost

650

Upkeep Cost

110

Melee Attack

38

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

34

Melee Defence

37

├ Base Defence

17

├ Shield

cavalry

└ Shield Defence

20

Armour

55

├ Armour

chest

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

85

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

10

├ Mount

rome_hellenic_horse_spear_shield_h

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_heavy

└ Mount Health

35

Base Morale

50

Abilities

Socii Equites
  • Flying Wedge
    The unit moves into a flying wedge-shaped attack formation.
    Charge bonus, melee attack
    Acceleration, melee defence

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Socii Equites
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Italian

Hannibal at the Gates Regions

Hannibal at the Gates
Provinces Regions
Corsica et Sardinia Alalia Karalis Olbia
Etruria Arretium Pisae Tarquinii
Latium et Campania Capua Roma Tarracina
Magna Graecia Buxentum Croton Tarentum Thurii
Samnium Barium Beneventum Sipontum
Umbria et Picenum Ancona Corfinium Pisaurum Spoletium

Grand Campaign Regions

Grand Campaign
Provinces Regions
Corsica et Sardinia Alalia Karalis
Italia Velathri Roma Ariminum Neapolis
Magna Graecia Cosentia Brundisium
Requires Buildings
Socii Equites Lv. 0 Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
Capsa
Massyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Carthago
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Hadrumentum
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Burdigala
Tarbelli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Iruna
Vascones (Hannibal at the Gates)
Libisosa
Oretani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Numantia
Arevaci (Hannibal at the Gates)
Toletum
Carpetani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Alalia
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Karalis
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Olbia
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Arretium
Etruscan League (Hannibal at the Gates)
Pisae
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tarquinii
Etruscan League (Hannibal at the Gates)
Asturica
Astures (Hannibal at the Gates)
Lugos
Gallaeci (Hannibal at the Gates)
Pallantia
Vaccaei (Hannibal at the Gates)
Portus Amanum
Cantabri (Hannibal at the Gates)
Genua
Liguria (Hannibal at the Gates)
Patavium
Veneti (Hannibal at the Gates)
Placentia
Boii (Hannibal at the Gates)
Vercellae
Insubres (Hannibal at the Gates)
Lugdunum
Allobroges (Hannibal at the Gates)
Massilia
Massilia (Hannibal at the Gates)
Nemausus
Volcae (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tolosa
Volcae (Hannibal at the Gates)
Cissis
Cessetani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Emporiae
Emporion (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ilerda
Illergetes (Hannibal at the Gates)
Salduba
Illercavones (Hannibal at the Gates)
Carthago Nova
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ibossim
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ilici
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Saguntum
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Capua
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Roma
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tarracina
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ebora
Celtici (Hannibal at the Gates)
Helmantica
Vettones (Hannibal at the Gates)
Olisipo
Lusitani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Buxentum
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Croton
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tarentum
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Thurii
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Rutubis
Gaetuli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Siga
Masaesyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tingis
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Volubilis
Mauri (Hannibal at the Gates)
Cirta
Massyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Hippo Regius
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Iol
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Sitifi
Masaesyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Barium
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Beneventum
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Sipontum
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Lilybaeum
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Messana
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Syracuse
Syracuse (Hannibal at the Gates)
Terra Incognita
Leptis Magna
Libya (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tacapae
Libya (Hannibal at the Gates)
Thenteos
Garamantia (Hannibal at the Gates)
Turris Tamalleni
Garamantia (Hannibal at the Gates)
Gades
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Kartuba
Turdetani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ancona
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Corfinium
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Pisaurum
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Spoletium
Etruscan League (Hannibal at the Gates)
Myos Hormos
Egypt
Memphis
Egypt
Alexandria
Egypt
Diospolis
Egypt
Thapsus
Libya
Macomades
Libya
Lepcis
Libya
Carthago
Carthage
Aksum
Axum
Meroe
Meroe
Ptolemais Theron
Blemmyes
Burdigala
Vivisci
Nemossos
Arverni
Lemonum
Pictones
Eudaemon
Himyar
Maas-gat
Mascat
Marib
Saba
Gerrha
Gerrhaea
Adummatu
Qidri
Yathrib
Ma'in
Alexandria Arachosia
Arachosia
Kapisene
Arachosia
Artacoana
Aria
Phrada
Sagartia
Merv
Aria
Armavir
Armenia
Tushpa
Armenia
Arsamosata
Armenia
Ephesus
Sardes
Pergamon
Pergamon
Pessinus
Sardes
Rhodos
Rhodos
Baktra
Baktria
Eucratideia
Baktria
Kartuba
Turdetani
Gadira
Nova Carthago
Treverorum
Treverii
Nemetocenna
Atrebartes
Nicomedia
Bithynia
Sinope
Pontus
Amaseia
Pontus
Trapezos
Trapezos
Tanais
Cimmeria
Phanagoria
Cimmeria
Panticapaeum
Cimmeria
Eborakon
Brigantes
Camulodunon
Iceni
Moridunon
Demetae
Iska
Dumnonii
Eildon
Caledones
Eblana
Ebdani
Bam
Sagartia
Harmozia
Drangiana
Ibossim
Carthage
Qart Hadasht
Carthage
Numantia
Arevaci
Arse
Edetani
Gabala
Ardhan
Phasis
Colchis
Mtskheta
Kartli
Namnetum
Namnetes
Bibracte
Aedui
Cenabum
Carnutes
Kath
Khorasmii
Amul
Dahae
Tarsus
Seleucid
Salamis
Cyprus
Side
Cyprus
Medhlan
Insubres
Genua
Liguria
Patavium
Veneti
Alalia
Etruscan League
Karalis
Carthage
Petrodava
Bastarnae
Malva
Getae
Zarmizegetusa
Apulii
Mazaca
Cappadocia
Samosata
Cappadocia
Ancyra
Galatia
Iconium
Sardes
Pura
Drangiana
Oraea
Drangiana
Bagacum
Nervii
Vesontio
Sequani
Athenai
Athens
Hierapytna
Knossos
Sparta
Sparta
Casurgis
Boii
Istros
Boii
Delminium
Daorsi
Epidamnos
Ardiaei
Iader
Dalmatae
Velathri
Etruscan League
Roma
Rome
Ariminum
Etruscan League
Neapolis
Rome
Cyrene
Cyrenaica
Paraitonion
Cyrenaica
Augila
Nasamones
Ammonium
Cyrenaica
Ebora
Celtici
Olisipo
Lusitani
Apollonia
Epirus
Pella
Macedon
Larissa
Epirus
Flevum
Frisii
Tulifurdum
Cherusci
Uburzis
Marcomanni
Cosentia
Rome
Brundisium
Rome
Lilybaeum
Carthage
Syracusae
Syracuse
Migdol
Gaetuli
Dimmidi
Masaesyli
Iol
Nova Carthago
Tingis
Nova Carthago
Gazaca
Media Atropatene
Ekbatana
Media Atropatene
Rhaga
Persia
Hatra
Media
Seleucia
Media
Charax
Media
Edessa
Seleucid
Charmuthas
Nabatea
Jerusalem
Egypt
Petra
Egypt
Hegra
Nabatea
Singidun
Scordisci
Segestica
Breuci
Akink
Eravisci
Nisa
Parthia
Zadrakarta
Parthava
Hecatompylos
Parthava
Susia
Parthava
Susa
Persia
Gor
Persia
Persepolis
Persia
Cydamus
Garamantia
Garama
Garamantia
Solokha
Royal Scythia
Samandar
Aorsoi
Olbia
Catiaroi
Siracena
Siraces
Tolosa
Volcae
Massalia
Massilia
Octuduron
Helvetii
Noreia
Nori
Koria
Raeti
Mons Regius
Aestii
Galic
Anartes
Tur
Budini
Gelonus
Roxolani
Sarai
Thyssagetae
Aktau
Massagetae
Belz
Lugii
Budorgis
Lugii
Ascaucalis
Gutones
Alabu
Cimbri
Lupfurdum
Suebi
Rhougion
Rugii
Palmyra
Seleucid
Dura
Seleucid
Tyros
Seleucid
Antioch
Seleucid
Brigantium
Gallaeci
Aracillum
Cantabri
Tarraco
Cessetani
Terra Incognita
Antheia
Tylis
Navissos
Triballi
Odessos
Odrysian Kingdom
Pulpudeva
Macedon
Bukhara
Baktria
Maracanda
Baktria